How Heartbleed Works – A simple explanation

XKCD’s comic explains how the OpenSSL bug dubbed ‘Heartbleed’ works. The reason your passwords are no longer secure, is because that stuff highlighted in yellow is what the servers reply is and in the last case can contain anything…like your (or other people’s) password in plain text (unencrypted).

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Source: XKCD

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  1. Pingback: Heartbleed: Do NOT change your passwords until you have checked this | Serious Severity

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